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A 684-residue mitochondrial protein involved in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) metabolism, which may function as an adenine nucleotide-dependent DNA helicase and be a key regulator of mtDNA copy number in mammals. Twinkle is thought to be critical for lifetime maintenance of mtDNA integrity
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According to the RA, anyone using or selling a cellphone twinkler is committing an offence and the agency will not hesitate to take action.
When I was 12, I would have given my right arm to have a phone number for Denise Pearson, the lead singer of pop twinklers Five Star, who occupied more than their fair share of square footage on my bedroom wall.
This pack of Ruskies are nothing very special, despite a sprinkling of quality twinklers like Andrei Arshavin and Roman Pavluchenko.
When I ask what kind of man she finds stylish, those teasing twinklers flash again.
This year's half dozen companies actually come packaged as binary stars: two twinklers casting a heavenly glow on your data; twin spotlights beaming through the noise of social media; and a pair of Internet supernovae threatening to utterly shift the power dynamic of an entire industry.
TV presenter Fearne Cotton and heiress Paris Hilton are also on-trend with their titanic twinklers.
One of the highlights was the singing of Evening Pastorale, during which the hall lights were dimmed and the only glow came from twinklers worn by choir and audience, who were all invited to think of the sick children in the area for whom a hospice would provide vital care.
Available from Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's, the Twinklers Flashing toothbrush is pounds 1.99.